Can You Melt Obsidian and Cast a Sword?

Sitene ekle
  • Published on Aug 4, 2018

  • Help us get to 10,000 Followers on Instagram: https://instagram.com/htmeverything Support us on Patreon so I can break more kilns! https://patreon.com/HTME I took some user comments way to seriously and figured out what it would take to melt obsidian and sand cast it into a sword. Thanks for FOCI Glass Studio for their help with this project. They are a Non-Profit Studio in Minneapolis which teaches Glass Blowing Classes from Beginner to Expert! https://www.mnglassart.org || In This Video || Our Camera Gear: - GH4: https://goo.gl/Kpgf9D - FS5: https://goo.gl/aPd428 - Dracast Light Panels: https://goo.gl/agbBSU - GoPro Hero 5: https://goo.gl/nDbjBk - Karma Drone: https://goo.gl/F16GWj || SUBSCRIBE || YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1OmesgS || SUPPORT || Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/htme Spreadshirt - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/HTME/ Special Thanks to our Patrons at $15 per month or higher: Sandy Riis, Stian Andreassen, Uwe Schmidt, Daniel Laux, Winfield Jones, Liz Roth, Antonio Rios-Ochoa, Jenny Wolf-Matte, Stephan Schmidt, Quintin, Tim Reiche, Mats Nydesjö, Dylan Rich, Jason Lewis, Susan M. George, Liam pinkney, Stephan Becker, Lana Sinapayen, Stephen C Strausbaugh, Meinhard Absalon, Coby Tang, Christina Freeman, Conner Hitchcock, Jason Kaczmarsky, Avinash Rajaraman || SOCIAL || Facebook: http://ow.ly/X4rJC Twitter: http://ow.ly/X4rS3 (@HTMeverything) Instagram: http://ow.ly/X4rXs || SERIES || Sandwich - http://bit.ly/1ZVGNRn Suit - http://bit.ly/1NsQri8 Bottle - http://bit.ly/1QlTU6C Thanksgiving Dinner - http://bit.ly/1UjLa1R Root Beer Float - http://bit.ly/1OGfphU Book - http://bit.ly/1SF23Gx Chocolate Bar - http://bit.ly/2085HIs Coffee - http://bit.ly/2jllv0I Eyeglasses - http://bit.ly/2jlispn Microscope and Telescope: http://bit.ly/2nQCRn7 How To Brew Everything: http://bit.ly/2kJb47E Meet The Makers - http://bit.ly/23ldFlS || ABOUT || Today, getting what you need is as easy as a trip to the store. From food to clothing, energy, medicine, and so much more, Andy George will discover what it takes to make everything from scratch. His mission is to understand the complex processes of manufacturing that is often taken for granted and do it all himself. Each week he’s traveling the world to bypass the modern supply chain in order to harvest raw materials straight from the source. Along the way, he’s answering the questions you never thought to ask. Music by the talented Taylor Lewin http://taylorlewin.com


  • there YouTube i watched it

  • Bruh just mix lava and water

  • U can cast obsidian but it wouldn't be a very good actor

  • Me: (Watching some random videos)

  • Fake, you can only break obsidian with a diamond pickaxe

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    There i watched it, please stop recommending this to me for the love of god

  • You haven't crafted enough iron daggers to unlock Glass Smithing. Go back to Adrienne Avenicci at Warmaiden's in Whiterun (Skyrim). It was there that I learned the key ingredient was malachite. Seriously, thumbs up for a good try.

  • "Is it possible to melt Obsidian?" Yes but I don't have the equipment to do it so I'll just smash it, mix it with a lot of other stuff that melts and incorporate it..."It's arguable to call this obsidian" It's just not.

  • because i like watching politics on youtube..... I was recommended "HOW TO CAST OBSIDIAN"

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  • Sigh. I get it, fanboy Minecraft stuff, but to honestly test the premise of a game like that? Maybe if you wanted to test the more realistic weapons (the real world ones, not mini-nukes) in Fallout, or something. What you produced would not be called obsidian... More classically, it's called "slag", which was the leftovers from smelting metals. Some of it is very pretty. I found a large supply of it in western Massachusetts, where it was likely dumped after getting metal for the war effort in the Civil War.. It is very pretty, with obsidian-like blackness, and lots of green, too.

  • I have no idea why all of YouTube went crazy over this

  • I watched it, now YouTube please stop recommending it

  • Also am I the only one who thinks that melted obsidian looks like either barbecue sauce or really glowy

  • Bro....you and your cat are gonna get lung cancer. Please wear a mask and keep your cat out of your workshop.

  • Now I Know Why This Is Recommended For Me

  • Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass that is a very thick fluid. High silicon lavas tend to be very explosive because of the viscosity associated with that type of lava. This type of lava chemistry tends to form rocks like rhyolite/granite. Typically, obsidian can flow only because it is a superheated lava that is 25-30% hotter than a typical basaltic lava (1300-1400 C. vs 1000-1100 C.). Even at that temperature, it doesn’t flow well. That higher temperature is probably much hotter than your kiln temperature. Low silicon lavas are more fluid and tend to be cooler in lava temperature range (like basalt on Hawaii). I suppose adding a flux would change the composition and therefore make it something more like manmade glass instead of true obsidian (why it flows easily). Still an interesting video. Thanks!! I’ve heard (but don’t know for sure) that some flint knappers bake stones like solid basalt to make them more brittle—enabling them to knap an edge onto rocks that are not obsidian.